Google cuts developer commission on Google Play from 30% to 15%

Back in March, Google promised to cut developer fees by half – from 30% to 15%. No sooner said than done, and the innovations come into force on July 1.

Only Google Play app developers with annual revenue of less than $ 1 million can qualify for the reduced commission. As soon as this level is reached, the commission will rise again to 30%.

“Sign up now for a 15% service charge: Effective July 1, the service charge will be 15% instead of 30% for your first $1M revenue each year. To make sure you are eligible for the 15% commission, you need to create a group of accounts in the Google Play Console, ”reads the Google post.

True, there are several requirements for applications:

  • More than 100 thousand downloads monthly;
  • High rating and high-quality interface;
  • High rating of the developer account;
  • Integration of Google Platforms and APIs in. depending on the type of content;
  • Providing premium access to non-user-created videos, audios, or books.

There are also content requirements:

  • Videos: Movies, TV shows, sports and live news, the ability to integrate with Android TV, Google TV, and the Cast platform, smart search, and easy registration.
  • Audio: Access to music or podcasts by subscription, support for WearOS, Android Auto, AndroidTV, and Cast, the ability to play across devices.
  • Books: Premium access to books, audiobooks, comics, optimized for tablets and foldable devices, support for Entertainment Space, WearOS, and Android Auto for audiobooks.

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